Wandering the streets of New York,
you never know what you’ll see.
The Freedom Tower is on the left and the new transit hub in the lower right.
On September 11th, 2001 I was on the rooftop of a hospital and watched from New Jersey the smoke rising from the Twin Towers.
Gridlock in Gotham. Looking west on 42nd Street in New York City, cars, people and congestion fill the area.
On May 29th I trekked into New York City for “Manhattanhenge”. A twice year event first commented on by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson comparing it to Stonehenge. I had emailed Dr. Tyson (7-14-07) when I spotted his photo on the Astronomy photo of the day page (NASA website) and he told me where he took it. So I headed to that spot and was surrounded by people. Since Dr. Tyson first mentioned Manhattanhenge all those years ago, it has become a New York event with crowds gathering and standing in the middle of the road. (Guess they forgot people get run over in the city.) As you know, the day started out beautiful. Not a cloud in the sky. Then at 7:30PM I spotted a wisp of a cloud and, after standing for 3 hours (you can’t leave your spot), I felt the “uh-oh” moment. Sure enough, the sun was blocked. So I present my “Sun Hiding Behind the Clouds Manhattanhenge”.
Manhattan Night. The season was early Winter.
In the background is the Chrysler Building.
The street is Fifth Avenue.
For those who remember the television show “My Mother, The Car”, this is “My Son, The Wagon”.
He’s traveling to Coney Island for the day.